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Can psoriasis be spread?

Can psoriasis be spread?

Yes: It is not contagious but new spots can develop on presently normal skin. A number of factors can be triggers including stress, strep infection, or wheat allergy. More extensive cases can be treated with ultraviolet light, internal medications or biologics. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can ringworm spread to the vulva?

Can ringworm spread to the vulva?

Yes.: Ringworm (which is actually a fungus infection, and has nothing to do with "worms") can certainly spread to the groin area. Many people call that form of ringworm "jock itch". ...Read more

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Can chiggers spread by scratching?

Can chiggers spread by scratching?

Not likely: Chiggers to not burrow into the skin. They get in a hair follicle put a proboscis in to the skin and emit a substance into the skin that makes a solution they eat. It is the substance that causes the irritation. Scratching does not make them spread. There are many home remedies to get rid of them. Rubbing alcohol, cover with nail polish, etc. ...Read more

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Can kissing really spread ringworm?

Can kissing really spread ringworm?

Only if its on lips: Ringworm is a spread by skin to skin contact or from contact with an animal that has it. The only way to spread ringworm by kissing is the ringworm lesion is on your lips. ...Read more

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Is poison ivy contagious and does scratching help to spread it?

Is poison ivy contagious and does scratching help to spread it?

Cleaning: Poison ivy is not contagious but you may be getting them repeatedly from contaminated clothing and gear. Be sure to use detergents on these items otherwise it will come back like freddy. If the problem is severe, you will need to see a doctor who may prescribe some Prednisone pills or a cortisone injection for you. In the meanwhile, try apply some otc Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 times daily. ...Read more

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Can herpes spread to the chest?

Can herpes spread to the chest?

Yes, anywhere: For herpes, I suggest BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), a fat soluble antioxidant, available without a prescription. Take a total of 2 grams per day, in divided doses. Lesions should start clearing up in several days. Don't drink alcohol when taking BHT. Download free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT" by Steve Fowkes. You can also dissolve BHT in coconut oil, and apply topically. ...Read more

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How can MRSA spread?

How can MRSA spread?

Skin contact: Very easily spread by hand to hand contact. ...Read more

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Can I spread a poison ivy rash by scratching?

Can I spread a poison ivy rash by scratching?

Poison ivy: You cannot spread poison ivy rash by scratching. Poison ivy is a haptin meaning a small molecule. It must bind skin tissue to form an allergic reaction. Once it binds to skin, poison ivy does not come off so it can not be transferred to you or another person. Poison ivy rash is contracted by contact with the oil, urushiol. ...Read more

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How widespread can herpes spread on you?

How widespread can herpes spread on you?

Depends: It can go from very local lesions, such as with genital herpes, to widespread, such as with chicken pox. ...Read more

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Can heat rash spread?

Can heat rash spread?

Yes it can: It can spread if the heat and sweating continues, which causes the heat rash to start with so if you want to prevent the spread use airconditioning or fan and avoid heat and humidity. ...Read more

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How can dengue fever spread and can mosquitoes spread hiv?

How can dengue fever spread and can mosquitoes spread hiv?

Mosquitoes: Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. HIV is not spread by mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea spread dramatically?

Can pityriasis rosea  spread dramatically?

Yes.: It starts as a single large flaky red oval plaque on neck, arm or trunck(called herald patch or "mother" patch); then suddenly spreading to whole body in a few days(on back, it spreads like a christmas tree). ...Read more

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How quickly can skin cancer spread?

How quickly can skin cancer spread?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize. ...Read more

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How can cellulitis spread?

How can cellulitis spread?

Bloodstream: Bacteria can spread through the blood throughout the body potentially in rare cases becoming a serious whole body infection. ...Read more

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Can poop spread hiv?

Can poop spread hiv?

No: No, "poop" or fecal material cannot transmit hiv. However, if there is presence of blood, then there is a slight possibility. But, when the blood is exposed to air, then HIV is killed. So, "poop" is very unlikely to spread hiv. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more